Announcement: Donations Request Form

It has come to the attention of the Executive Committee that the Donations Policy has not been properly implemented. From the CUPE 3902 Policy Compendium:

Donation requests made directly to the membership must be submitted at least fourteen (14) days in advance of a general membership meeting. The Executive Committee will prepare a standard form for such donation requests and post it on the Local website along with this policy.  Donation requests made or referred to a membership meeting must be sponsored by the Executive Committee or a member in good standing. Notice of the request, including all relevant information about the organisation, group, cause, or campaign, and the amount being requested, will be posted on the Local website at least one week prior to the membership meeting. Notice may be waived only for strike support donations.

Although this policy has been in place for several years, we realise that members are not used to it being enforced. For this reason, the Local wanted to give members notice that the above Donations Policy will be followed going forward. We ask members who are planning to put donations requests forward to do so at their earliest convenience; you do not have to wait for meeting announcements to submit your requests.

The CUPE 3902 Donations Form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOF1kZT8tr3yUoZM2

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail both crs@cupe3902.org and st@cupe3902.org

Provostial Working Group on Writing Instructors reaches agreement that offers enhanced job security to long-serving Writing Instructor 2s

During the last round of CUPE 3902 Unit 3 bargaining, the Union raised a number of issues related to Writing Instructors. In order to give those issues the consideration they deserved, the Union and the Employer agreed to create a joint working group on Writing Instructors that would convene outside of the regular bargaining cycle, but that would nonetheless have the power to recommend revisions to the Collective Agreement that could take effect during the life of the current agreement itself.

The members of the Provostial Working Group on Writing Instructors are pleased to announce that the group has completed its work, having reached an agreement that offers enhanced job security to long-serving Writing Instructor 2s.

Continue reading ‘Provostial Working Group on Writing Instructors reaches agreement that offers enhanced job security to long-serving Writing Instructor 2s’

Graduate Student Bursary Fund – Disbursement emails

We have now contacted all members that we have determined may be eligible for the Graduate Student Bursary Fund (GSBF) for the September 2014 – August 2015 academic year through their University of Toronto email accounts. These personalized disbursement emails outline the next steps to take to claim any funds you may be eligible for.

This fund will top up 2014-15 funding to $17,000 + tuition and fees for anyone who had Unit 1 work (TA, CI, CPO, etc.) during that year.  If you believe you are eligible for the GSBF for the 2014-15 academic year and have not received a disbursement email from the Union, please check all of your U of T email accounts, including junk and spam folders.  If you cannot find the email anywhere and you believe that you are eligible, please see this form.

Please pass on this message to anyone you know who was enrolled in the 2014-15 academic year and may have been eligible, especially if they’re no longer enrolled at UofT.

 

11 JULY 2016 GMM -CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances and some scheduling conflicts, this meeting was cancelled. It will be rescheduled as soon as it’s practical, and all agenda items will remain on the agenda.

Please remember to join us for a summer General Membership Meeting next Monday evening, 11 July, from 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. in Galbraith 120.

As always, food will be served, childcare expenses can be reimbursed and the space is physically accessible. If you need any other accommodation to help you participate, please do not hesitate to let us know.

To view the meeting agenda, please click on the following link: GMM AGENDA – 11 JULY 2016

To view the proposed bylaw amendments for the 11 July 2016 GMM, please click on the following link: Proposed Bylaw Amendments for 11 July 2016 GMM

To view a summary of the Rules of order, please click on the following link: Rules of Order

Resolution to Graduate Student Bursary Fund Dispute

We are pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has offered a financial settlement to resolve our Unfair Labour Practice Complaint (i.e. the allegation that they failed to bargain in good faith). The Union has accepted the settlement. In addition to substantial new money toward the Graduate Student Bursary Fund (GSBF) which allows it to achieve close to its intended goal, this settlement also finally includes clear, complete, accurate and thoroughly inspected data about the funding packages our members receive.

Continue reading ‘Resolution to Graduate Student Bursary Fund Dispute’